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Launching of Catholic Church Building at St. Vincent De Paul Military Catholic Church, Army Cantonment-Gusau Zamfara state

1st Sunday of Advent is a remarkable day in our lives today and significantly finding our selves in the military barracks, where the Gospel of the day talks about been vigilant. A call to every humanity to be vigilant.

The Bishop in his homily said "Nigeria is a country where everyone has freedom to practice his or her religion but only in Nigeria again you are deprived of place of worship in a Federal institution". He thank Brig. Gen. OM Bello for the love and understanding he has for the church.


37 Men Commissioned As Evangelizers in Northern Nigeria

Cross Section of the Commissioned Catechists

Thirty-Seven men, many of them married, were commissioned as Catechists at the Catechetical Training Centre, Malumfashi, Katsina State, Northwest Nigeria.

The Centre is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria. It admits and trains Catechists as first agents of evangelization. The candidates are drawn from different Catholic Dioceses in the country.


3 Indigenous Young Men Raised To Priesthood In Nigeria’s Northwest

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria Most Reverend Matthew Hassan Kukah has admitted 3 youngmen into the order of priesthood for the Diocese.

The ordination took place at Malumfashi, the heartland of the marginalized maguzawa ethnic group in Katsina state, with predominantly muslim population. The Maguzawa are majority Christians.

The 3 new priests are themselves of the Maguzawa ethnic group. The ordination has now raised the number of Maguzawa priests to about 10.


‘Women need not be priests to lead church’, Pope Francis

Pope Francis leaves after celebrating a Mass on the feast of Christ the King in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican Nov. 22. (CNS/Reuters pool/Vincenzo Pinto)

Rome — Pope Francis has strongly defended his record on naming women to positions of authority at the Vatican, saying in a new book that women do not need to be priests to serve as leaders in the global Catholic Church.


Understanding The Conflict In Nigeria

Fr. Blaise Agwon of Nigeria tells Aid to the Church in Need that the conflict is more about resources than religion.

Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) recently interviewed Father Blaise Agwon, director of the Center for Dialogue, Reconciliation and Peace in Jos, the capital of Plateau State in the central belt region of central Nigeria.The Nigerian priest is currently researching conflict and peace management.


Obaseki’s Victory: Edo People Have Left A Legacy Of Efficiency – Bishop Kukah on Channels

The Catholic Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese, Reverend Bishop Mattew Kukah, has commended the people of Edo State for their conduct during the state’s governorship election on Saturday.

According to him, the people have left a legacy of efficiency which the entire country can emulate.

“The way they conducted themselves and I think in every sense of the word, they left us a legacy of efficiency,” he said on Tuesday during an interview on Channels TV’s Sunrise Daily.


Bishop says Nigeria a ‘Molotov cocktail’ as it prepares to mark 60th anniversary

YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon – Nigeria’s internal conflict is “a Molotov cocktail of anger, frustration, religious extremism, toxic politics, corruption and deep rut,” according to a leading bishop in the country.

Bishop Mathew Hassan Kukah of Sokoto was speaking to Crux ahead of the country’s 60th Independence Day, observed on Oct. 1.


Bishop Kukah’s Mother laid to rest

The late Mama Janet Hauwa Kukah, mother of Most Rev Matthew Hassan Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto, was laid to rest today at the family house in Anchuna, Zangon Kataf Local Government, Kaduna State.
Bishop Kukah was joined by the Metropolitan of Kaduna Province, Archbishop Matthew Manoso Ndagoso, and Bishops Kundi of Kafanchan Diocese and George Dodo of Zaria Diocese.


Charity to the less privilege --by Bishop Kukah

Bishop M. H. KUKAH of the Diocese of Sokoto, through the diocesan Directorate of Justice, Development & Peace Commission (JDPC), supports the  beggers & less privileged communities in Sokoto so as to facilitate & encourage them in their praying & fasting in the month of Ramadan & to stay Covid-19 free by observing good hygiene & necessary precautions.  God bless Bishop Kukah, God bless the Catholic Diocese of Sokoto.